Sherlock series 3 episode 2 The Sign of Three programme guide

Sherlock faces the biggest challenge of his career - giving a best man's speech on John's wedding day

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Series three Episode 2/3 The Sign of Three


Sunday 5 January 8:30pm BBC1

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all – delivering a best man’s speech on John’s wedding day. But all isn’t quite as it seems. Mortal danger stalks the reception – and someone might not make it to the happy couple’s first dance. Sherlock must thank the bridesmaids, solve the case and stop a killer.


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Writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and Steve Thompson have obviously taken their feet off the pedals and decided to freewheel down a steep hill in The Sign of Three, just to see where they end up. It’s a frenetic, curious ride, full of feints and dead ends and lots of double-backing – by the end you might feel both puzzled and exhausted. It’s audacious, to say the least. The tone is very different from usual, too – overtly comical, almost farcical at times – as we join Sherlock on the wedding day of his faithful Boswell, Dr John Watson (Martin Freeman).

The great detective (Benedict Cumberbatch) is agonising over his best man’s speech. For someone so supremely gifted who is so used to grandstanding, public speaking terrifies him. There’s little point in trying to sum up a plot that gallops in so many directions, just hang on tight and DO try to keep up. 

Radio Times TV editor Alison Graham


Cast


Sherlock Holmes   Benedict Cumberbatch       Mycroft Holmes   Mark Gatiss
Dr John Watson Martin Freeman Molly Hooper Louise Brealey
Mrs Hudson Una Stubbs Mary Morstan Amanda Abbington
DI Greg Lestrade Rupert Graves The Landlord Nicholas Asbury
Emma Helen Bradbury Bainbridge Alfred Enoch
The Girl Laura Dale

Writer   Stephen Thompson       Producer   Sue Vertue       Director   Colm McCarthy

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